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Find the Luck of the Irish at These 3 Texas St. Patrick’s Day Festivals

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St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, and once again we celebrate the luck of the Irish as we enjoy the festivities across Texas, toasting with green beer among the shamrocks along the paths of our beautiful countryside.

So start your day off right as you wish a “Top o’ the mornin’” to all and bestow an Irish blessing along the way to your adventures among the three festivals below, and don’t forget to share the old saying “Kiss me I’m Irish,” while you’re at it.

1. St. Patrick’s Day 2018 Austin, Texas

St. Patrick's Day Austin

Photo: Facebook/stpatricksdayaustin

What better place to find some luck than at the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Austin, Texas. “An authentic display of Irish culture and pride,” is what its website says guests and visitors can expect. It includes a jam-packed festival full of traditional Irish dancers, bagpipes, and drum music from various groups, an intro to Irish Language workshop hosted by the Gaelic League, along with free face painting and kid’s laser tag to boot.

Mark your calendars for this auspicious St. Paddy’s day festival sure to drum up that Irish spirit we all love to celebrate. For a full schedule of the day’s events visit

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Time: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Pioneer Farms in Austin

2. Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day Festival in San Antonio, Texas


Photo: Facebook/TheSanAntonioRiverWalkOfficial

While you admire the great dye job of the River Walk in honor of St. Patrick’s Day why not take in the Bud Light St. Patrick’s Day festivities along the way? It’s been celebrated since 1968 as a joint project by the San Antonio River Walk Association and the Harp & Shamrock Society of Texas.

Enjoy the green bud light up for sale along with traditional Irish delights to tempt your taste buds. Festival activities include the family-friendly “Passport to Ireland”, face-painting, henna artistry, caricatures, a photo booth, and a river parade of beautifully decorated floats as they travel along the River Walk. For a complete schedule visit their website.

March 16, 2018 – March 17, 2018
Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: La Villita – 418 Villita Street / Arneson River Theatre

3. St. Patrick’s Day in Shamrock, Texas

Shamrock Texas


There’s nothing quite like celebrating St. Paddy’s Day among the luck of the Irish to be found in Shamrock, Texas. The extravagant celebration has been an annual event since 1938, according to its website. It was even designated on March 14, 2013, by the 83rd Texas House Legislature, as the “…official St. Patrick’s Day Celebration for the State of Texas.”

Kick off the festivities with a rockin’ St. Paddy’s Day parade to top the morning off, complete with bagpipes serenading you along the way. Don’t forget to bring out your dancing shoes for the “Big Dance,” which is a Texas tradition, featuring Shooter Jennings at the wheel strumming his tunes into the night.

For a complete lineup of all the festivities and ticket information visit

72nd Annual St. Patrick’s Celebration

March 15-18

Shamrock, Texas